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James Laws papers

Stefansson Mss-60
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-60
The papers of James Laws contain his diary, dated May 31-Sept. 5, 1855, in which he describes his experiences and observations as a member of the Harstene Relief Expedition in search of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane on board the ship "Release." Also includes some reports for the "Arctic," companion ship of the "Release," as well as some correspondence concerning Dr. Laws' appointment to the "Release," some of his Navy commissions and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1855 - 1905

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

James Laws (1827-1905), physician. Collection includes Dr. James Laws' diary, which he kept while being a member of the Harstene Relief Expedition in search of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane on board the ship "Release." Reports for the "Arctic," companion ship of the "Release," as well as some correspondence, some of his Navy commissions and newspaper clippings are also included.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA